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La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged) - Le Trou Du Diable

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La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged)La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged)

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BA SCORE
92
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75 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 45
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Le Trou Du Diable visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Apple Brandy barrel-aged version of Buteuse. Available only in 750ml bottles.

(Beer added by: rfgetz on 07-27-2009)
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-26-2014 04:04:30 | More by canucklehead
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at Vermont Brewfest. On-tap but maybe via bottle.

A-Hazy orange. Even the sample pour had some head to it.

S-Didn't even know it was a Tripel, had to look at my guide. Then I realized this was the barrel aged version. Made more sense afterwards. It's like the apple brandy barrel swept over the more aggressive aspects of the Tripel and soaked them in sweetness and mellowed them out a bit. It also added some light funk. Sweet barrel and apple with a perfumey aspect.

T-Interesting to say the least. Sweet brandy mixes with the maltiness of the beer. Funky yeast flavor. Sweet flowers. Booze soaked bread. Light wood. Pears and apples.

M-Creamy. A bit sticky. Some alcohol heat. Soft carbonation.

O-A treat. This one didn't stand out all too much at the time but thinking back on it now I kinda wished I was more ready to indulge in this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2014 23:55:01 | More by VelvetExtract
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-04-2014 19:22:20 | More by IanSpindler
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-19-2014 03:01:45 | More by Boozecamel
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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-15-2014 01:22:22 | More by KeKeKumba
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duracell

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

05-05-2014 18:08:04 | More by duracell
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FilumDee

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

03-27-2014 18:25:03 | More by FilumDee
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

01-20-2014 03:43:12 | More by AlexFields
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

01-17-2014 05:41:56 | More by yancot
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dgaffney88

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

12-09-2013 16:03:35 | More by dgaffney88
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strang

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

09-13-2013 15:24:17 | More by strang
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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-03-2013 02:58:48 | More by JRod1969
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JonnyBeers

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-08-2013 08:54:47 | More by JonnyBeers
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-02-2013 22:12:33 | More by Krakpoff
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prdstmnky

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-26-2013 16:45:37 | More by prdstmnky
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-20-2013 22:30:57 | More by Kmat10
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-19-2013 17:16:51 | More by tom10101
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-14-2013 12:19:49 | More by Whatup14
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -28.2%

05-10-2013 16:58:03 | More by Caudalie
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated 02/12 750ml into snifter.
Special thanks to ricochet173 for another amazing bottle.

Was quite the gusher when opened. My counter enjoyed some of the spoils :-)

Hazy, unfiltered apple cider colored pour. Half finger, tight bubbled, fizzy off white head. Lacing is decent.

Sweet apples, tart grapes, some pear skin, slightly tart aroma with a touch of funk. Sweetness from the brandy, a light oakiness with a peppery finish.

Peppery and sweet, grapes, raisins, apples, a touch of lemon, some digestive cookies, a bit of alcohol and a little brandy in the finish.

Light to medium body, high carbonation, slightly warming.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 22:49:22 | More by korguy123
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

01-12-2013 22:23:19 | More by chickenm
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy reddish-gold. Big fluffy off-white head. Fades slowly with excellent head retention. Little fluffs of lacing here and there but nothing substantial.

S: Strong fruity aroma. Apples mainly. Pear maybe? Some other fruits I can't quite identify. Very floral aroma. Big and sweet. Can almost smell pure sugar.

T: Apples and pears up front with some oak. Quite sweet. Maybe even some peach? Turns into a yeasty bread in the middle with some earthiness and black pepper. Get some old wet hay into the finish. Tart, funky and bitter - gets even stronger into the aftertaste. A little lingering, drying oak in the aftertaste too with some more black pepper.

M: Heavy and thick.

O: Meh. Tough to score. It has promise up front with the sweet fruity flavors and overall complexity but finishes like decaying grass which is unpleasant to say the least. I drain poured it, bleh.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 06:42:41 | More by Dope
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Jayship

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11-22-2012 16:51:14 | More by Jayship
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

10-20-2012 03:25:16 | More by t0rin0
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mattsander

Alberta (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep copper, great clarity, swirling globs of sediment. Volcanic carbonation.

S: Lots of 'damp' brett character, buttery apple crisp, some herbal qualities. This smells amazing.

T: Phenolic spiciness leads the charge, with some booze-soaked pear/overripe apple fruitiness. The brett has really taken over after a few years in the bottle. A bit one-dimensional but otherwise good.

M: Boldly thick, I'd prefer this beer were a little drier.

A big complex beer that has improved with age. The sweetness became a bit overwhelming.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 00:13:19 | More by mattsander
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La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged) from Le Trou Du Diable
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